Nina Dobrev has recently broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder. Considering that Nina and Ian are public figures, this breakup was already bound to be messy, but it’s made all the more complicated by the fact that Nina and Ian are still co-stars and often have romantic scenes together on The Vampire Diaries.
How will this all play out? Well, although several reports have stated that Nina and Ian will remain consummate professionals and not let their private life affect their work, how could it not? They have had plenty of romantic scenes in the past, but of course things are going to get awkward between them. There’s no possibly way for an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend to kiss and not have it be at least a little awkward.
And that’s definitely what has Nina worried. According to sources close to the couple, Nina’s been stressing out about returning to work with Ian when the cast returns to Atlanta to shoot the next season of The Vampire Diaries.
It’s an understandable fear, especially considering that Nina’s career right now is due to the performance of the show. If the show starts to bomb, her visibility will definitely drop, especially in regards to the media and public attention. In turn, that will affect the film roles she’s offered, and make her chance of segueing into movies that much more difficult.
Right now, I don’t think there’s any cause to worry, largely because we don’t even know where the showrunners will be taking these characters. If Nina and Ian’s characters don’t have love scenes in the future, there’s nothing to worry about.